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 (pŏd′zôl′) also pod·sol (-sôl′)
A leached soil formed mainly in cool, humid climates.

[Russian : pod, under; see ped- in Indo-European roots + zola, ashes; see ghel- in Indo-European roots.]

pod·zol′ic adj.


(ˈpɒdzɒl) or


(Geological Science) a type of soil characteristic of coniferous forest regions having a greyish-white colour in its upper leached layers
[C20: from Russian: ash ground, from pod ground + zola ashes]
podˈzolic, podˈsolic adj
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Noun1.podzol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetationpodzol - a soil that develops in temperate to cold moist climates under coniferous or heath vegetation; an organic mat over a grey leached layer
dirt, soil - the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
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1968) equivalents are Leptic Rudosols (Lithosols) on crests and steeper slopes, Chromosols (Red and Yellow Podzolic Soils) with some Kandosols (Red and Yellow Earths) on hillslopes and Sodic Chromosols (Sodosols), Kurosols (Soloths), Sodosols (Solodised Solonetz) and Stratic Rudosols (Alluvial Soils) in drainage lines and flood plains (Jenkins 1996).
The local soil is classified as eutrophic equivalent red-yellow podzolic (EMBRAPA, 1986).
Merr) seedlings of one week old were grown in polybags (25 cm diameter x 30 cm height) with growing medium of topsoil podzolic type that was mixed with organic fertilizer at a ratio of 4:1.
The mesoregion of Vale do Rio Doce has more than 97% of its area suitable for banana cultivation by having Yellow, Red, Yellow and Red Latosols, Red Yellow Podzolic and Red Nitosol (Figure 6).
The Influence of crop residues with different C: N ratios on the N2O emission from a loamy sand Soddy Podzolic soil.
Nutritional characteristics in leaves of native plants grown in acid sulfate, peat, sandy podzolic and saline soils distributed in Peninsular Thailand".
The role of humic acids from Tasmanian podzolic soils in mineral degradation and metal mobilization.